St Albans, Herts United Kingdom (PressExposure) November 25, 2011 -- The European Learning Industry Group (ELIG) is running a number of events, which will take place at Europe's largest e-learning conference for the corporate, education and public service sectors: Online Educa, which is being held in Berlin, from 30th November to 2nd December.
ELIG's events at Online Educa begin with a Networking Reception, on 30th November, from 18.30 to 20.00. This Reception, which provides an opportunity for discussion and networking, includes the public launch of the VISIR project as well as an introduction of the TEL-Map project - both of which are supported by the European Union.
Carin Martell, Alliance Manager at eXact learning solutions, will introduce the TEL-Map project - which focuses on exploratory 'roadmapping' activities for new forms of learning and supports the adoption of those new forms, via awareness-building and knowledge management.
Then, on 2nd December, from 9.30 to 11.00, Fabrizio Cardinali, who is the Chair of ELIG, will deliver a keynote speech in the final Industry track plenary entitled, 'How Can We Get Europe's Learning Industry (First) to the Moon and Back in the Next Decade?'
His presentation will draw parallels between the world's historic industry challenges - such as the one faced by the US aerospace industry during the Cold War, with its sudden awakening after the launch of the Soviet Union's Sputnik - and the peculiar challenges and opportunities facing Europe's learning technologies developers in their task to help Europe survive increasing competition, both for appropriately skilled workers and for business in global markets.
The presentation will highlight the key need to combine creativity and innovation in order to be successful. Such a combination occurred in Europe during the Renaissance, according to Harvard University's Professor Johansson - who has termed it the 'Medici Effect'.
Cardinali said: "This session will be a call to action for the European Learning Industry to bring about a 'Renaissance 2.0' through the actions of innovative policy makers and creative thinkers."